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Archos G9 Tablets Get ICS Update Early 2012


Archos G9 101

Archos has confirmed that its two latest Android tablets will get the update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) early in 2012.

Although the Archos G9 101 and Archos G9 80 were the first tablets from the French manufacturer to use the tablet-specific Honeycomb version of Android, we always felt as if it was missing a trick by not having Android 4.0 from launch.

Well it seems as if Archos has been busy getting this sorted in this regard because both tablets will get the update in early 2012 according to a press release from the company. The press release mentions the "first trimester" of 2012 but nothing more concrete than that.

Archos G9 101

Archos also confirmed that the upgraded 'Turbo' models of the 10.1in and 8in G9 tablets will be available before Christmas with prices starting from €350 (£300). These tablets will come with dual-core ARM Cortex A9 1.5GHz processors compared to the 1GHz processor currently residing inside the G9 slates.

Will the added Ice Cream Sandwich and boosted processor tempt you to buy the G9 101 or the G9 80? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Archos (PDF)

Luan Bach

December 13, 2011, 8:29 pm

&#163300 and up! Good luck with that Archos, you'll need it.


December 14, 2011, 3:52 am

I recieved delivery of the 80 G9 today from Carphone Warehouse. The 16Gb one, for &#163229.99 I was surprised to find that when I opened it, it was actually the turbo version! It also has "turbo" to the bottom right of the screen :)

Arctic Fox

December 14, 2011, 10:49 am

I think that both Samsung and Asus are demonstrating that if you have a genuinely good product you can sell in the &#163450 and above segment never mind &#163350 and above. I realise that there are a number of people who for some reason argue that Apple "owns" the &#163450 and above market and that Android can only succeed in tab-space at bottom-feeder prices. Problem with that is that at those prices you get bottom feeder kit. The Android OEMs simply have to work very hard at producing kit at prices that ensure they get a living and which is of high enough quality to attract consumer attention. Samsung and Asus are showing that this is not impossible - it is up to the other OEMs to try harder.

Luan Bach

December 14, 2011, 5:33 pm

ooh..That's more like it. I'm tempted as it's in the nice trade off between screen size and weight, however I've used the 8Gb one in the office and was not impressed with the overall performance, too many little annoyance. Mind you, I've already got 2 tablets so don't really need a third :-)

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